Cooper Sharp Lobster Mac and Cheese
INGREDIENTS1 16-ounce box dried uncooked cavatappi pasta
4 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups whole milk
8 ounces frozen (cooked) or imitation lobster meat, diced
1 pound Cooper Sharp White or Yellow cheese, sliced
fresh chives, chopped
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter until sizzling. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add whole milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, or about 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese. Stirring constantly, warm cheese until it is melted, or about 5 to 7 minutes.
Once cheese is melted, add cooked pasta and coat well. Mix in lobster meat, making sure to incorporate the chunks evenly. Add additional pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and serve topped with bacon crumbles and fresh chives.